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Locations of the open days and locations of study are two distinct things. I know Manchester and Southampton have open days there are others too which will update in the coming weeks/months. Regarding the study locations just depends which subject you study. E.G Audiology is taught at Manchester and Aston.
Great Thankyou! Aston is only an hour away so that’s a perfect commute really. Thanks for responding so quickly! Do you know when the Manchester open day is ?
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Great Thankyou! Aston is only an hour away so that’s a perfect commute really. Thanks for responding so quickly! Do you know when the Manchester open day is ?
Most likely in January... but a lot more information comes out in December
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Most likely in January... but a lot more information comes out in December
Great thanks 👍🏼👍🏼
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Hi all- I’m a 3rd year Repro STP-happy to answer any questions.

For anyone wishing to get into embryology or andrology there are currently two applicable jobs on NHS jobs-one at newcastle and one at Salisbury.
Can I ask what questions you had to answer for the application process of the STP? I completed my biomedical science degree from middlesex University and now doing a masters in infection and immunity in UCL. I have a few years experience volunteering in an A&E ward now and might start volunteering also in another hospital in the ITU and cardiology wards. I really enjoy the experience there which is great and I get to apply my clinical knowledge from academia into practice 😊
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Hi,
I didn't know whether to post this in this post or the 2019 one. I'm in the process of writing my application (trying to be organised) and I'm really struggling with the second question (In less than 250 words, please describe your commitment, interest and enjoyment of scientific practice and technology. Please provide examples of how you seek to develop, improve and adopt innovative processes in your work or studies).
I feel like I have a lot to talk about in the other questions but I'm struggling to address how i 'develop, improve and adopt innovative processes' as I'm a student. Any ideas?
Thank you in advance.
Can I ask how you know what questions they ask you for the application?
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Hi! I am interested in reproductive sciences. Do you know if those jobs are still available?
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Hello! I am interested in applying for a STP in Microbiology for 2020. Can anybody confirm that the process depends on the country i.e. is different in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland please?I'd like to find one in Wales but there was no STP in Microbiology in Wales in 2019, so I'm open to the rest of the UK actually.And another question: where can you find the open day dates please?Thanks!
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Hello! I am interested in applying for a STP in Microbiology for 2020. Can anybody confirm that the process depends on the country i.e. is different in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland please?I'd like to find one in Wales but there was no STP in Microbiology in Wales in 2019, so I'm open to the rest of the UK actually.And another question: where can you find the open day dates please?Thanks!
I believe the open days will be announced soon for other specialisms 👍
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Hi, I would really appreciate any tips or input about the repro STP application. I'm third year biomed student and really want to become an embryologist or work in the reproductive field. What kind of experience would you recommend to get on the STP repro scheme? I've found it really hard to get work experience in the field, most fertility clinics dont reply to requests and the NHS seems always to be full when I call various hospitals. From my research, STP seems to be the only way to become a registered embryologist, if I don't get in, have you got any other ideas on how to follow a career in the field? Or what to do after graduation? I know it's really competitive and worry if I don't get in I've missed my opportunity. Thanks!
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Hi, I would really appreciate any tips or input about the repro STP application. I'm third year biomed student and really want to become an embryologist or work in the reproductive field. What kind of experience would you recommend to get on the STP repro scheme? I've found it really hard to get work experience in the field, most fertility clinics dont reply to requests and the NHS seems always to be full when I call various hospitals. From my research, STP seems to be the only way to become a registered embryologist, if I don't get in, have you got any other ideas on how to follow a career in the field? Or what to do after graduation? I know it's really competitive and worry if I don't get in I've missed my opportunity. Thanks!
Try seeing if your local hospitals are doing any volunteering recruitments 👍. Could ask a family member who works in healthcare if you can shadow them. I'd say at least working in a hospital and possibly interacting with patients (I'd believe you'd probably do in that specialism) would be good. Even not hospital why not care homes as that is kind of patient based
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Hi, I didn't know whether to post this in this post or the 2019 one. I'm in the process of writing my application (trying to be organised) and I'm really struggling with the second question (In less than 250 words, please describe your commitment, interest and enjoyment of scientific practice and technology. Please provide examples of how you seek to develop, improve and adopt innovative processes in your work or studies). I feel like I have a lot to talk about in the other questions but I'm struggling to address how i 'develop, improve and adopt innovative processes' as I'm a student. Any ideas?Thank you in advance.
Hi m2208k I would like to find where to start writing my application too, could you let us know where did you find the document? I can't find them online..
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Hi all,

I am a Maths and Physics graduate looking to apply to the Medical Physics stream for the 2020 intake. If anyone else is looking to do the same please feel free to drop me a message so we can compare application notes!

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I'm also thinking of applying in MedPhys 2020 programme. I applied a few years ago but was unsuccessful.
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Hi,

I am going to be applying for the STP in 2020 for the medical physics branch. I was just wondering, how difficult and time consuming is the application process? Thanks!
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Hi, I would really appreciate any tips or input about the repro STP application. I'm third year biomed student and really want to become an embryologist or work in the reproductive field. What kind of experience would you recommend to get on the STP repro scheme? I've found it really hard to get work experience in the field, most fertility clinics dont reply to requests and the NHS seems always to be full when I call various hospitals. From my research, STP seems to be the only way to become a registered embryologist, if I don't get in, have you got any other ideas on how to follow a career in the field? Or what to do after graduation? I know it's really competitive and worry if I don't get in I've missed my opportunity. Thanks!
Hi, i'm currently a 3rd year repro STP. It is indeed very difficult to even get one day of shadowing in this field, but just keep emailing and trying. There should be a repro open day near Christmas time so keep an eye out on the STP website for that. STP is the main route to becoming a clinical embryologist in the UK. However it is also worth keeping an eye on NHS jobs and ivf.net for other technician type roles in the field, and trying to get your foot in the door. Often this experience is very useful on your STP application, plus some clinics will then apply for an in-service post for you to do your STP training with them. I would not worry too much about missing your opportunity. Most people who get on to repro do not come straight from uni, many have an MSc or phd and not many people get onto repro on their first application attempt! For example i graduated from my undergrad in 2013 and started this in 2017, with many jobs (mostly irrelevant) and travelling in between, and got in on my second go. This is fairly standard in the field. So i really wouldn't worry about missing anything.
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Hi, I’m a 1st year GC trainee and I would like to let you all know about a GC information day we are holding in Leeds. Apologies for the short notice but it is this Thursday Afternoon (5th Dec) at Chapel Allerton Hospital. We will be discussing; A day in the life of a GC, top tips for the application process and also talking through some case studies. If you are interested in attending, please direct message me with your email address and I will send you full details.
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Hi, I am looking to apply this year for Genomics and either Genomic Counselling or Cancer Genomics. I haven't quite decided which one to go for yet as I'm not sure I have enough care experience even though I do have an interest in counselling. I am currently studying an MSc in Human and Molecular Genetics and undertaking an NHS placement in the Sheffield Genetics Diagnostics Service. I'm attending the Liverpool Women's Hospital Genomic Counselling session later on this month and the STP open day in Sheffield this January, so would be cool if I see any of you there

This will be my second time applying and I really hope to get an interview this time around. Good luck everyone!
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Good job opportunity for people wanting to get into reproductive science:

https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/?vac_ref=915867628
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Can I ask what questions you had to answer for the application process of the STP? I completed my biomedical science degree from middlesex University and now doing a masters in infection and immunity in UCL. I have a few years experience volunteering in an A&E ward now and might start volunteering also in another hospital in the ITU and cardiology wards. I really enjoy the experience there which is great and I get to apply my clinical knowledge from academia into practice 😊
Hi-the questions should be somewhere on the STP website?

from what a remember it was 250 words on each section (x4), and the sections were related to why you want to be a clinical scientist in your field, how you have the appropriate nhs values and behaviours, one about leadership and one about science and technology if I remember correctly!
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Hi there, I’m currently working as a specialist Biomedical Scientist in clinical chemistry but I’d like to do the STP in reproductive sciences and embryology. Do you think they would consider my current job role as adequate experience although it’s not in the same field? Any guidance would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.
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Applications are open now!! Excited and nervous!
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